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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

$150,000 grant for Botanical Garden Society

The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society has received a three-year, $149,600 "Museums for America" grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

The grant will enhance Botanical Garden's interpretive programs, designed to pique curiosity and encourage visitors to be plant explorers and lifelong learners. The city will develop a new, interactive visitor map, install interactive touch screens in the new visitor orientation room and develop an application for use on mobile devices.

The Botanical Garden Society, a nonprofit that supports the Garden, will manage the grant funds; city staff at the Garden will complete the projects in coordination with the BBG Society. The three-year project will begin on Oct.  1. 

"Federal support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services helps museums provide opportunities for children, families and adults to explore science, history, art and the natural world," said IMLS Director Susan Hildreth. "With these grants, museums of all sizes and types provide new and memorable learning experiences, care for treasured collections and take an active role in strengthening communities."

For more information, please contact Nancy Kartes, Bellevue Botanical Garden manager, 425-452-2749, nkartes@bellevuewa.gov.

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Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main St.
PO Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Lisa Scott
Phone: 425-452-2750
E-mail: lscott@bellevuewa.gov
Contact: Nancy Kartes
Phone: 425-452-2749
E-mail: nkartes@bellevuewa.gov

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